November 2013


Modern Art Oxford presents the first UK solo exhibition of Eva Kotátková’s varied conceptual work featuring the most prolific performance based works to date.  Local independent dancers Marina Collard, Paulette Mae and Jane Connelly are among a shifting team of performers in A Storyteller’s Inadequacy in which the artist proposes a playful and awkward relationship between performance, object, sculpture and installation.   A giant speech organ commands the space of the Upper Gallery, creating a  playground, gym, theatre and circus mixed environment for a group of performers to enact poses and temporary body constellations; they interact with an eclectic range of objects in an exploration of the possibilities as well as the limits and barriers in human communication and interaction. (more…)

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Drishti Dance led by Kathak dancer Anuradha Chaturvedi returns to the Old Fire Station with Aangika, a rich programme combining traditional Kathak dances and exciting new choreographic works, featuring a dynamic interaction of Kathak and Ballet.  New choreographic works on show include Panchtatva – the Five Elements which explores the concept of the elements through a dynamic interaction of Kathak and digital media.  In an intriguing new work performed by Anuradha Chaturvedi and ballet exponent Ségolène Tarte, the classical dance forms of Kathak and Ballet come together in an intricate cross cultural dialogue.  Ségolène Tarte will also be presenting her work Triple Entendre, premiered to critical acclaim at Moving with the Times 2013. (more…)

Two Oxford artists, Ana Barbour and Joe Lott, will be presenting work on Thursday 21st November at LEAP, a platform produced by Dance Woking for emerging dance artists in Woking and the South East.  The works performed will be at various stages of its development, and choreographers are keen to get feedback to inform their future work.  If you like to be entertained, see great dance and want to help to shape the work being presented, this is the event for you… (more…)

The tale of the quintessential vampire, Dracula, has been told many a time and in many a medium.  Indeed, it is one of those narratives which, for the spectator, merge into a long genealogy of receptions and reproductions. This genealogy disables us from distinguishing the history of reception from the story itself. This position of a story entrapped between narrative and its reception presents anyone contributing to this genealogy a double challenge: not only conversing with the characters and bringing them to life, but conversing with all the other storytellers who have done so before. Mark Bruce does so beautifully in this new production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. (more…)